Gram

  • Tripura votes for gram panchayats July 15, 2014

    Agartala: Hundreds of thousands of people voted on Tuesday to elect the three-tier gram panchayats in Left-ruled Tripura. Inspector General of Police Nepal Das told IANS that voting was peaceful barring clashes among political activists in three places. According to the Election Commission, half of the 13,754 candidates are women. For the first...
  • Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana to be launched: Radha Mohan Singh June 14, 2014

    To boost agricultural yield, the Union Agriculture Ministry is going to launch 'Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana' in the country. "The motive of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana will be to take irrigation water to each and every agricultural field in the country. Farm productivity could not be increased until water...
  • MEA offers plum postings to 'friendly diplomats', E-Gram reveals February 22, 2014

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN has accessed a confidential E-Gram by the Ministry of External Affairs sent in the end of 2013 asking its diplomatic missions abroad to indicate their "stations of choice" amongst a list of posts which were likely to fall vacant in 2014. The E-Gram, sent by then MEA secretary...
  • Empower gram sabhas to protect tribals' rights: Governor Margaret Alva February 14, 2014

    Government should amend the Panchayati Raj Act to empower the gram sabhas to protect the land rights of tribals, Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva said on Friday while presenting the recommendations of a group of eight Governors before the President. Speaking at the Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhawan, Alva said a uniform model for tribal sub-plan...
  • Priyanka Gandhi is my sister too, says Kumar Vishwas January 15, 2014

    While launching a fresh attack on Rahul Gandhi, AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Tuesday said the Congress Vice-President was not capable of taking up any responsibility in the country. "He (Rahul) is not capable enough to take up any responsibility in the country as whenever sensitive issues like Damini and Gudia...
  • Green clearance difficult if panchayats oppose: Veerappa Moily January 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Setting a rule of sorts, Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily has made it clear that green nod will not be given to a project that is opposed by local panchayats. He made this clear against the backdrop of rejection of clearance to London-based Vedanta's USD 1.7 billion bauxite...
  • Maharashtra: 20,000 Gram Panchayats to get e-banking facilities October 20, 2013

    In a bid to curb financial irregularities by self-help groups and money lenders, Maharashtra government has decided to start e-banking facilities in 20,000 state Gram Panchayats. There are around 28,000 Gram Panchayats in the state and out them 20,000 would have the e-banking facility, Maharashtra rural development minister Jayant Patil, who...
  • New Land Acquisition Act not anti-industry: Jairam Ramesh September 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh on Sunday allayed fears of Indian industry and said the new Land Acquisition Act would make projects economically viable. Terming the new act "historic", Ramesh said it was "humane, its thrust is on rehabilitation and resettlement and in the national interest, as it promotes...
  • Gram panchayat member held, landmine device recovered August 16, 2013

    Jhargram: Police on Friday arrested an elected Gram Panchayat member belonging to the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) for his alleged links with Maoists from Jhargram police district of West Bengal. Sukumar Murmu, the Gram Panchayat member, was arrested following a tip-off and a landmine device recovered from his house at Basantapur village,...
  • Raman Singh seeks nutrition security in proposed Food Security Bill July 31, 2013

    Seeking amendments in the proposed food security legislation, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Tuesday said more provisions like nutrition security should also be added to it to make it a complete package. "My suggestion is that some provisions should be added. It should not be confined to food security...
  • AP: 88 per cent voting in second phase of panchayat elections July 27, 2013

    Hyderabad: The ruling Congress recovered a bit in the second phase of elections to gram panchayats in Andhra Pradesh by securing a lead in 10 districts while main opposition Telugu Desam continued its good run emerging on top in nine districts as per the trends available this evening. Trouble, however,...
  • Odisha govt to conduct Gram Sabhas to decide the fate of Vedanta July 18, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government is set conduct Gram Sabhas in 12 villages of Kalahandi and Rayagada districts to decide fate of the proposed bauxite mining for Vedanta atop Niyamgiri Hills. The Gram Sabhas will be held in four phases within July 30. Vedanta will be allowed to mine in the...
  • Hyderabad: BJP to cash in on Modi's popularity with Rs 5 ticket for rally July 15, 2013

    Hyderabad: BJP's Andhra Pradesh unit has decided to cash in on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's popularity, literally. In a first, the party's state unit is collecting a registration fee of Rs 5 per person to attend a public meeting to be addressed by its election campaign committee chief in...
  • Andhra Pradesh panchayat polls to be held in 3 phases in July July 3, 2013

    Hyderabad: The Gram Panchayat elections in Andhra Pradesh will be held in three phases on July 23, 27 and 31. A notification to this effect was issued by the Andhra Pradesh State Election Commission on Wednesday. The elections will be held in three phases and nominations can be filed from...
  • CJ Show: Community radio and Uttarakhand relief June 30, 2013

    After the floods struck, many community groups pitched in with relief efforts in Uttarakhand. The state has three community radio stations-Gram Vaani is a coming together of social tech start-up that helped bring technology to relief work in the area. ...
  • Gandhi's 'Gram Rajya' unrealistic in current age: Tharoor May 31, 2013

    Panaji: Mahatma Gandhi's concept of a village-centric development model was an "unrealistic" goal in the current age of globalisation and communication, Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor said on Friday. "There is something which is not realistic about Gram Rajya. Mahatma Gandhi spoke about Gram Rajya,...
  • Kunda killings: CBI arrests Gram Pradhan's brother, 3 others April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: There seems to be a major breakthrough in the Kunda killings case. The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested murdered Gram Pradhan Nanhe Yadav's brother, nephew and two others. Sources in the CBI say the four arrested are behind the murders of the Gram Pradhan as well as the...
  • CJI for early disposal of cases in village courts April 20, 2013

    Jaipur: The Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir on Friday said that work to dispense speedy and fair justice to common man through the 'Gram Nyayalaya' (rural court) is in the process of being implemented. Justice Kabir, who was in Sirohi district to inaugurate a 'Gram Nyayalaya' building, told reporters...
  • Recast Constitution, scrap central schemes, says Badal March 19, 2013

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday called for a nationwide political initiative to recast the Constitution along federal lines, scrapping of all central schemes and provisions for direct transfer of 50 per cent of central taxes to states. Winding up the debate on the motion of thanks...
  • Kunda: CBI finds DSP's revolver allegedly used to kill Nanhe Yadav March 16, 2013

    Pratapgarh: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team on Saturday recovered the slain DSP Zia-ul-Haq's service revolver and its bullets, which were used in the murders of the Kunda gram pradhan. The DSP was killed in clashes that followed after the murders of gram pradhan Nanhe Yadav and his brother. The...
  • UP policeman murder: Protests against Akhilesh March 6, 2013

    Pratapgarh: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav faced protests in Pratapgarh on Wednesday when he went to meet the family of the panchayat chief and his brother who were murdered in Kunda. A Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) was also killed in the violence that followed after the murder of the...
  • World Bank lauds Bihar's high growth rate February 28, 2013

    Patna: A senior officer of World Bank on Wednesday praised the high growth rate achieved by Bihar which indicates that an "encouraging" environment of progress has been created for faster economic development of the hitherto laggard state. Bihar clocked highest growth rate of 16.71 per cent during 2011-12, as per...
  • WB: CPM, TMC workers clash, 3 injured October 5, 2012

    Kolkata: Three people were injured when members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) clashed in the Nandi Gram area of Asansol sub-division in the Burdwan district of West Bengal on Friday. The clashes reportedly took place over filing of nomination papers for a school managing...
  • Cabinet approves amendments to Wildlife Protection Act October 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Village councils will have to be consulted before declaring any area as a wildlife park or a sanctuary. The Union Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, approved amendments to the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 which makes consultations with gram sabhas (village councils) mandatory before...
  • Bihar: 2 girls beaten up for visiting fair with youth September 24, 2012

    Madhubani: Two teen aged girls were allegedly beaten up and had their hair cut forcibly by locals on the order of the Gram Panchayat for visiting a fair with a youth and chewing paan at Prabalpur village in Madhubani district, police said on Monday. The families of the two girls, aged...
  • Gujarat: 24-hour power in over 18,000 villages April 20, 2012

    Gujarat: As the hot summer triggers increased use of electricity, load shedding and power cuts in rest of the country, the power-surplus Gujarat is sitting pretty, defining the season differently. Gujarat has emerged as the largest solar power maker in India with more than 18,000 villages of the state receiving...
  • Gujarat: Woman alleges rape by MLA, 17 others December 9, 2011

    Amreli (Gujarat): A woman member of a village panchayat in Amreli district has alleged that she was gangraped by a BJP MLA and 17 others six months ago, police said on Friday. The allegation has been made by husband of the woman, a member of Dhari village panchayat, in two applications...
  • Maharashtra: Naxals set afire Panchayat office November 29, 2011

    Nagpur: A group of Naxals on Monday night set ablaze a Gram Panchayat office in Armori taluka of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday night in Vairagarh about 35 kms from the Taluka headquarters. The outlaws decamped with three computer sets installed in...
  • Maoists leave but Lalgarh remains under fear January 10, 2011

    Lalgarh: The Netai Gram massacre which claimed seven lives and left many others injured indicates that very little has changed in Lalgarh. 23-year old Sampa Ghorai is inconsolable. Her tears have dried up, yet her grief doesn't allow her to stop wailing for her 25-year old husband Sourav Ghorai. Sourav was...
  • Naxalite extortion puts brakes on UPA flagship project December 22, 2007

    New Delhi: It’s not just jailbreaks, landmines or kidnappings, 2007 has also been the year when Naxalite groups have been systematically targeting development work. Their extortion has led to a situation where work on the flagship project of the UPA government. The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana has come to a...